BEVERLY HILLS, November 21, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that the footage of the Lekki shooting aired by the Lagos Judicial Panel corroborated the fact that its personnel were attacked at Lekki Toll Gate.
The Commander, 81 Division, Nigeria Army, Brigadier General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo disclosed this during a cross-examination by one of the #EndSARS counsels, Olumide Fusika.
The troops were deployed throughout Lagos State on October 20 during the #EndSARS protests to further check the violence and bloodshed that erupted.
According to the General, the officers were pelted and stoned leaving one of them injured, adding that live ammunition were not used on protesters.
Earlier, the CCTV which was played by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters, showed that the Army deployed no fewer than seven trucks and soldiers to the Lekki Toll Gate.